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ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

PARISH ELECTION INFO

Primary Election:  Saturday, October 14, 2023


QUALIFYING ended Aug 10, 2023

 

EARLY VOTING – Saturday, September 30, 2023 – Saturday, October 7, 2023

  • 8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

  • All locations open for Early Voting (listed below)

DEADLINES for Oct 14 Election

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person or by mail is September 13, 2023

  • Deadline to Register Online/Geauxvote.com is September 23, 2023

  • Deadline to Request Mail in Ballot from Registrar – Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • Deadline for Registrar to receive Mail in Ballots – 4:30 pm, Friday, October 13, 2023

ON THE BALLOT

  • Governor*

  • Lt. Governor*

  • Secretary of State*

  • Attorney General*

  • Treasurer*

  • Commissioner of Agriculture*

  • Commissioner of Insurance*

  • Board of Elementary and Secondary Education*

  • State Senator

  • State Representative

  • Sheriff

  • Clerk of Court

  • Assessor

  • Coroner

  • Police Jurors

  • 14th Judicial Court Judge – Division “C”

  • 14th Judicial Court Judge – Division “F”

  • TAX PROPOSAL – Town of Iowa, Iowa Fire Protection Dist. No 1 – Precincts 800, 801, 860S pp, 860E pp Only**

  • PROPOSITION – City of Sulphur, Revision of Home Rule Charter – Precincts within City of Sulphur Only

  • CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS - Four items / LINK HERE

             (*) Candidates qualify with the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge, LA

             (**) pp = partial precinct

 

 

Runoff Election - Saturday, November 18, 2023

 

On The Ballot:

  • RUNOFF ELECTION for Candidates of the October 14th Election

  • TAX RENEWAL – City of Lake Charles Proposition 1 of 2, Renewal & Restructure (LC REBOUND)

  • TAX RENEWAL – City of Lake Charles Proposition 2 of 2, Renewal & Restructure (LC REBOUND)

  • TAX RENEWAL – City of Sulphur Proposition 1 of 2, Fire Department Millage – Precincts within City of Sulphur Only

  • TAX RENEWAL – City of Sulphur Proposition 2 of 2, Street & Drainage Millage – Precincts within City of Sulphur Only

  • TAX RENEWAL -  Waterworks Dist. 5, Wards 3 & 8 of Calcasieu Parish

  • TAX RENEWAL – Waterworks Dist. 7, Wards 4 & 6 of Calcasieu Parish

  • TAX RENEWAL – Waterworks Dist. 8, Wards 3 & 8 of Calcasieu Parish

  • TAX RENEWAL - Ward 5, Fire Protection District

  • TAX RENEWAL - Lake Charles Regional Airport

  • TAX RENEWAL - Calcasieu Criminal Justice Services

  • TAX RENEWAL - Calcasieu Mosquito Control

  • TAX RENEWAL - Dist. 1 - Road, Bridges, & Park Maintenance 

  • CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS - Four items / LINK HERE

 

  • Deadline to file Propositions to be on election ballot – Monday, September 25, 2023

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/online – Wednesday, October 18, 2023

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – Saturday, October 28, 2023

  • Deadline to request Mail in Ballot from Registrar – Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  • Deadline for Registrar to receive Mail in Ballots – 4:30 pm Friday, November 17,2023

  • Early Voting - Thursday, November 3, 2023* - Saturday, November 11, 2023     

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

(*) Early Voting moved ahead due to holiday schedule (Veterans Day Holiday Observed, Friday November 10, 2023)

Early Voting locations – At this time all locations will be open

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

  • Lake Charles

    • Registrar of Voter's Office

    • 2nd floor - Historic Calcasieu Courthouse, downtown Lake Charles 

    • 1000 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

  • Sulphur 

    • Sulphur Law Enforcement Bldg., 500 A Huntington St.​

  • Moss Bluff 

    • Moss Bluff Library

    • 261 Parish Road, Lake Charles, LA 70611

OPTIONS FOR VOTERS

Vote By Mail

  • Request an absentee mail-in ballot by the prescribed deadlines.

  • Call the Registrar of Voters office at 337-721-4000 or visit GeauxVote.com to UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS so the ballot is delivered to your current residence.

  • Be sure to observe deadlines.

  • Instructional video on completing the absentee ballot: VIEW

Vote In Person

  • Early Voting

  • Election Day

 

ABSENTEE MAIL IN BALLOT / DROP-OFF OPTIONS

Request Absentee Ballot by completing the Application & Returning:

  • Registered voters can request an absentee ballot two ways:

    • Contact or visit the Registrar's Office (337-721-4000)​

    • Get application online at GeauxVote.com

    • It is highly suggested that voters choosing this method do so as early as possible so that the ballot is received by the Registrar's Office prior to the deadline.

Mailing Absentee Ballots

  • Must be received in the Registrar's Office by the Friday prior to Election Day at 4:30pm to be counted.

  • Mailed Ballots can be TRACKED using the GeauxVote.com website.

 

Drop-Off Options

  • For voters who wish to hand deliver a mail-in ballot, please call the Office of the Registrar at 337-721-4000. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Historic Calcasieu Courthouse.

  • Drop off times: Mon - Fri 8:00 am-4:30pm 

  • Deadline for mail in ballot to be received by Registrar is the Friday prior to Election Day at 4:30pm.


FUTURE ELECTION SCHEDULE

2024 Election Dates

 

Presidential Preference Primary Election - Saturday, March 23, 2024

  • Democratic Presidential Nominee*

  • Republican Presidential Nominee*

  • Independent Presidential Nominee*

  • Democratic State Central Committee

  • Republican State Central Committee

  • Democratic Parish Executive Committee

  • Republican Parish Executive Committee

 (*) Candidates qualify at the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge, LA

 

Qualifying Dates:  Wednesday, December 13, 2023

                                    Thursday, December 14, 2023

                                    Friday, December 15, 2023

                                     8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

Candidates should make an appointment before qualifying opens

 

NOTE: Only Voters who are registered to vote as a Republican, Democrat or Independent are allowed to vote in this election.  This election is for each party to select the individuals to represent their party for President/Vice President. The other offices on the ballot are for the Republican and Democrat Parish Committees and State Committees which is voted on by each respective party members.

 

  • Deadline to file for Special Election or Propositions to be on this election ballot – November 15, 2023

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/by mail- February 21, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – March 2, 2024

  • Deadline to Request Mail In Ballot from Registrar – March 19, 2024

  • Deadline for Registrar to receive Voted by Mail Ballot – March 22, 2024 by 4:30 pm

  • Early Voting – Saturday, March 9, 2024 – Saturday, March 16, 2024

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

All locations to be open

 

 

 

General Election Saturday, April 27, 2024

  • Runoff from March 23, 2024 Election

 

  • Deadline to file Propositions to be on this election ballot – March 4, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/by mail – March 27, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – April 6, 2024

  • Deadline to request Mail In Ballot – April 23, 2024

  • Deadline for Registrar of Voter to receive Vote by Mail ballot – April 26, 202

  • Early Voting – Saturday, April 13, 2024 – Saturday, April 20, 2024

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily

All location to be open at this time

 

 

Congressional/Presidential/Congressional Election - Tuesday, November 5, 2024

  • Presidential Electors*

  • President/Vice President*

  • U S Representative *

  • Court of Appeal Judge (3-2-2A)

 

  • Deadline to file for Special Election to Propositions to be on this election ballot – June 19, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/by mail – October 7, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – October 15, 2024

  • Deadline to request Mail In Ballot – November 1, 2024

  • Deadline for Registrar of Voter to receive Vote by Mail ballot – November 4, 2024 at 4:30 pm

  • Early Voting – Friday, October 18, 2024 – Tuesday, October 29, 2024**

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

All location to be open at this time

(**) Early voting extended due to Act 365 of 2021 regular session

 

 

Congressional General - Saturday, December 7, 2024

 

  • Runoff from the Tuesday, November 5, 2024 election day

 

  • Deadline to file Propositions to be on this election ballot – October 14, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/by mail – November 6, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – November 16, 2024

  • Deadline to Request Mail in Ballot from the Registrar – December 3, 2024

  • Deadline for Registrar to receive Voted by Mail Ballot – December 6, 2024

  • Early Voting – Friday, November 22, 2024 –  Saturday, November 30, 2024**

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

(closed Thursday, November 28, 2024 for Thanksgiving Day)

All locations to be open

(**) Early voting extended due to Act 365 of 2021 regular session

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BALLOTS

To see your specific ballot

  • Click geauxvote.com to view/print your ballot.

  • Ballots are normally available online 2-3 weeks prior to Election date

 

To research any Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

ELECTION WORKERS ARE NEEDED

Interested in being an Election Commissioner?

  • We are asking anyone that may be interested in becoming a commissioner to call 337-437- 3558  ext.123 or 144.

  • COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION and return to our Election Co-Directors.

    • Option 1 - Email to elections@calclerkofcourt.com

    • Option 2 - Mail to Clerk of Court (Elections) PO Box 1030, Lake Charles, LA  70602

    • Option 3 - Fax to 337-437-3804 (Attn: Elections Dept.)  

  • Our Co-Directors of Elections Jean Ann East or Princella Ryan will record your contact info so that updated school information can be directed to you.

  • Election Commissioners are paid individuals who work the elections, verify identity, and assist voters.

  • Training is provided. Must meet qualifications. CLICK HERE to read a fuller explanation of pay, qualifications, and expectations.

  • CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS

KNOWING YOUR ELECTION OFFICIALS

Registrar of Voters / Historic Calcasieu Courthouse 2nd floor (337-721-4000)

  • Register to vote in person (ID required)

  • Update address in person

  • Update party affiliation in person

  • Request Mail in Ballot in person

  • Receives Mail In Ballot / Drop off ballot option

LA Secretary of State (GeauxVote.com)

  • Register to vote online (ID Required)

  • Update address online

  • Update party affiliation online

  • Request Mail in Ballot online

  • Oversees and executes the elections statewide

  • Provides equipment (voting machines/ballot scanning machines)

Clerk of Court / Historic Calcasieu Courthouse 2nd floor (337-437-3550)

  • Trains and staffs elections with poll workers/commissioners

  • Oversees and executes the elections parish wide under the LA Secretary of State

  • Manages local logistics/locations of elections in partnership with Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and Registrar of Voters

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

  • Provides and secures locations/facilities for elections

  • Provides security and supplemental manpower as needed

  • Provides signage, advertising, and equipment as needed

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